From diesel mechanic to roof tiler and apprentice plumber Doug Mack has plenty of skills to his name. But a Civil Construction apprenticeship is now in the pipeline thanks to Eire Constructions where he started work in March 2016 as a pipe layer.
Doug began his trades in Gippsland, Victoria where he learnt a number of skills before moving to Ballina and then Port Macquarie.
His good attitude and enthusiasm to get things done ticks all the boxes for Eire Constructions. Doug enjoys listening to stories from the older guys in the crew about times gone by.
The comradeship of this hilarious crew gives a great sense of achievement to the team when they look back at the end of the day at what they’ve accomplished within a short timeframe.
Doug’s job involves laying the gravity sewer mains. “I’m responsible for ensuring that all the pipes are laid to the correct grade and depth,” said Doug.
Common challenges include working at trench depths of six metres in trench boxes. “The poor ground conditions make this job challenging especially in the water charged ground where the trenches can sometimes collapse making everything harder.”
Always smiling Doug enjoys the solidarity of working with the Eire team and takes time out on his days off for surfing and fishing. As a teenager Doug played centre position high level AFL in Gipplsand, Victoria for a representative team called the Gippsland Power.
Powering on in Port Macquarie Doug is part of a new wave of apprenticeships being offered by Eire Constructions. Thanks for joining our team Doug.